The authors acknowledge Ann Schrader for her work with the ATCF, Jim Gross and Mark DeMaria for development of the interpolator, Mike Fiorino for his vortex trackers, and the entire staff at JTWC for their diligent efforts with the ATCF. Without them, none of this would work. The authors also acknowledge Sam Brand, Ted Tsui, and two anonymous reviewers for their thoughtful comments. This project is supported by the Oceanographer of the Navy through the program office at the PEO C4I&Space/PMW-180, Program Element 0603207N, and the Office of Naval Research through Grant N00014-03-1-0185.
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